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Senator William S: Kenyon, of 'Iowa, former "trustbuster" of
the government, sat beside District Attorney Wilke'rson.
The immeqse array ofMe'gal talent empl9yed by the Beef Trust
magnates pccupied a whole side of, the court roonvwith Levy Mayer
at their head. ' i
The move of the government today changed the whole com
pletion of the case. . '
When the case was called, the government was -on the defen-
HOW YOU HAVE PAID FOR BEEF TRUST LITIGATION
Here is what has happened to the price of meat 'during the
nine years in which the United States government has been try-
ing to force the Packing Trust; Hogs for criminal restraint of "'
; The comparisons were compiled by a retail butcher. See
how YOU haye been paying the price of the litigation :
Price per pound
.7. ' . 1903 1911 '
Choice beef cuts: . 16 to 20 -cts. 22 to 28 cts.
Steaks . . -...: 16 to 18 -22 to 25
Choice cuts of pork-. 10 J i 20
Lamb chops; , 16 ' 20 -
Pork.chpps . . ..(. .,,..'. 12 f 20
Baron.'t . ... .....:... "....' lesto" 19 ' ' 28 to 30
Ham . . . '.7...! 10 to-14 24 to' 28
Beef liver. .7....'. 5 '10
Yeal ... .'. '. 7 .7. . . 18 to 20 25 to 28
Eggs( ". 12 to 14 38
Poultry V .- .7 12 to 15 14 to 18
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sive. When Attorney Sheean had made his motion, the packers
were on the defensive.
Levy Mayer, head'of the legaltalent of the Beef Trust, offered
to prove that the nine packers , actually were in "confinement"
Tuesday. , " ' '
. He said that U. S. marshals absdlutely refused to permit Chas.
S. Swiftone of the nine millionaires, to leave the room to 'telephone,
except under guard.
Thus, he explained, the packers were "under arrest" and "in
jail," andTa writ of habeas corpus waj a proper proceeding.
Attorney Sheean, for the government, pointed -out that in any
case, the proper action orthe packers to have taken to. get a de
cision on the constitutiojiality of the Sherman law, would have been
to appeal on- a writ of error after they had been tried.'
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